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23 May 2017

Peso “Em Busca do Tempo Perdido” 1975 Brazil Hard Psych Blues Rock

Peso “Em Busca do Tempo Perdido” 1975 Brazil  Hard Psych  Blues Rock

One of the great Brazilian rock bands of the 70s had a meteoric career, but he missed and, above all, the feeling of honest music and with a lot of feeling. I'm talking about The Weight.

It all started in 1972, when Luiz Carlos Porto (vocals) and a friend, Antônio Fernando Gordo, composed several songs, and among them, they chose "O Pente" to be performed at festivals. One of these festivals was the VII International Song Festival in Rio de Janeiro, the same that revealed Raul Seixas with "Let Me Sing, Let Me Sing", where the Mutants made their final presentation with Rita Lee playing "Send a Hug for the Old One" , And Sérgio Sampaio has released "I Want to Be My Blob on the Street", all tracks that can be checked on the festival's very rare vinyl.
However, the song was not among those classified for the final, mainly due to the strong allusion to marijuana, with its refrain "comb, comb, comb, comb can close", leading to the return to Ceará and the dissolution of the duo Luis Carlos Porto / Gordo, but leaving Porto with several contacts in the Marvelous City, mainly for his charisma and sympathy, which allowed him to sign a three LP deal with Phillips, from which only the compact "O Pente" came out, alongside Fat. From that time also was the song "Mundo Sol", in collaboration with the poet Cristiano Lisboa, which unfortunately has not yet been released for us mortals.

In 1974, Porto returned to Rio, and this time begins to look for people to put together a band in the mold of Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Thus, he founded the group O Peso, alongside Gabriel O'Meara (guitar), Carlos Scart (bass), Constant Papineau (piano) and Geraldo D'arbilly (drums). The group happens to participate in concerts, being the band of support for Zé Ramalho in the season that the same one did in Urca in 1974.

Luiz Carlos Porto also met producers on his first visit to Rio, and in the band, O'Meara already had his contacts, mainly for having participated in the Project Saving Land of Erasmo Carlos, which easily led the Peso to sign with Polydor in 1975. The contract with Polydor provided an invitation to participate in the first Hollywood Rock, where the group presented all its energy to the more than ten thousand people who faced the muddy stadium of General Severiano in Rio de Janeiro, belonging to the club of the solitary star . Among the names like Mutantes, Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti, Erasmo Carlos, Celly Campelo and Raul Seixas, the Peso was a sensation, becoming the band's revelation of the event, along with the newcomers of Vímana.

The success at Hollywood Rock made the record company release the first LP. Thus, in the middle of 1975 came to the stores the album In Search of Lost Time, a masterpiece of national rock.

The album features a similar sound to Led Zeppelin, with almost sucked choruses of Jimmy Page's band's classics, and even managed to win censorship, even talking about sex and drugs and with a cover in the least strange, where the group appears hidden inside A bathroom with a hippo in the background sniffing behind those well-dressed hairy ones.
The album opens with "I'm Crazy For You", with drums, guitars, bass and piano coming in slowly, bringing Porto's strong vocals into a 1970s rock. "Do not Be Sad" begins with guitars reminiscent of "Thank You" Led Zeppelin, playing the melody that accompanies the vocals. Papineau's organ is present, and the same performs a beautiful theme at the piano, one of the main points of this ballad. Another ballad appears in "Me Flame of Love", with a climate well into the 60s. This song also has an inspired solo by O'Meara.

The heavy rock is resumed in "Only Now", where piano and guitar command a great sound to animate parties. The vocals are accompanied by vocals filled with yeah-yeah-yeahs, in the best style of Robert Plant, with a strong chorus. This track has a harmonica solo made by Zé da Gaita, and is an excellent song for university parties.

Side A ends with "I Do not Know Nothing", where O'Meara shows off all his talent. The riff is of the level of the great American hard bands, with the Porto vocals ripping the speakers. A traveler session is presented during the song, where the drums accompany a crescendo of organ, keyboard and guitar, following a funkzão built by the base of Scart and riffs of O'Meara, resuming the refrain. This song was attended by Carlos Graça on drums, instead of D'arbilly.
"Blues" opens the B side following the natural dichotomy (twelve bars, three chords, be-mills and lots of feeling). O'Meara's guitar introduces the song for Papineau to the piano, with a pick-me-up from the kitchen that makes us think we're in an American bar surrounded by blacks laughing and drinking until Zé da Gaita comes in with the vocals of Porto.

("If I were a rich man, would you like me better? My love gives of grace, but you charge everything anyway!"), Which grows gradually. The harmonica solo leads to the guitar solo, where O'Meara abuses pagan picks, and even D'Arbilly's turn to Bonham, as well as Scart's accompaniment remembers John Paul Jones in "You Shook Me." After the first guitar solo, the song changes the rhythm, becoming a first-rate rock, with alternating solos between harmonica and guitar. A classic brazuca with a lot of seasoning for the North American no fault.

Another rock appears with "Lucifer", the most zeppelian of the songs of the Peso, with several quotes to the Led. The beginning of the track brings another great O'Meara riff, and here Porto is fantastic, screaming like the character who gives the song its name. It's impossible not to remember the solos of "The Song Remains the Same" and "Celebration Day" when O'Meara begins his two solo albums. After the second guitar solo, the beats from the second main "Black Dog" riff are heard, with O'Meara performing a third solo before a percussive session, where Scart commands the trip and the closing of the track.

The slide guitar introduces "Boca Louca", plus a rock with O'Meara solando a lot and with vibrant chords at closing. The chaperone "Head Made" was one of the most popular. Talking about marijuana use, it has become a classic among group (and grass) admirers. The disc ends with the acoustic title track, also with Garça on drums. With many keyboards and guitars, it is one that reminds a lot of the "Ramble On" Led, mainly due to the lead of the guitar and the solo of O'Meara.

However, the success expected by the band ended up bumping into the label itself, which released a small run of the album - including a beautiful booklet with photos of the members - that did not reach interesting sales numbers. Even so, they release a compact with the songs "I'm Crazy For You / Me Flame of Love", which was also unsuccessful.
Several formations became part of the group, counting with Mario Jansen, Geraldo D'arbilly, Carlos Scart, Serginho and Porto, and also like sextet, with Port, Carlos Scart, Geraldo D'arbilly, Serginho, Leca and Mario Jansen, including With the departure of Porto, being replaced by Zé da Gaita on vocals, culminating in the closing of activities in the late 70's.

Luiz Carlos Porto came to record three LPs by Phillips that ended up not coming out of the drawer, since the singer did not approve the final result of them. In 1983, he released his first and only solo album, titled only with his name and with the participation of the musicians Peninha (drums), Roberto Darbill (bass), Marcelo Sussekind (guitar), Julinho , Marinho (saxophone) and the vocalizations of Regina, Rosana, Gracinha, Guarnieri, João Carlos and André Melito.

In 1984, the Peso returned to active, with the last show of that mini-tour being held at the Danceteria Quitandinha in Petrópolis, which reverberated a lot in the specialized media of the time. The weight had in the formation Luis Carlos Porto, Ricardo Almeida (guitars), George Gordo (bass) and Carlinhos Graça (drums).

Porto maintained the Peso for a few more years, until in 1986, after a show in Fortaleza, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, suffering from schizophrenia and being forced to leave the stage.

On August 26, 2005, Darliby, Scart and Papineau reunited 30 years after the recording of In Search of Lost Time, and some records were made. The return of the Weight to some concerts was considered, but the health problem of Porto prevented (and prevents) that we have on stage one of the most important brazilian rock bands of the 70's, which when turning on the record player made it impossible to hold the horn that each Track passed.

Put the needle on the spot, turn off the lights, tear off the woman's clothing, and let Luiz Carlos Porto and company command your brain for a night of madness and screams of yeah-yeah-yeah!..........................

O Peso was a Brazilian rock group, formed in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s.

In 1972, the Cearenses Luiz Carlos Porto and his partner Antônio Fernando were, from Ceará, to Rio de Janeiro. With the song "O Pente", the pair participated in the seventh edition of the International Festival of Song. After the event, the pair dissolved, and Luís Carlos maintained contacts with several musicians of the city. Two years later, when he returned to Rio, the singer founded the group O Peso, along with Gabriel O'Meara, Constant Papineau, Carlos Scart and Carlos Graça.

In 1975, the band signed a contract with Polydor Records and released the LP "In Search of Lost Time", mixing blues and rock elements. In the same year, the group released the compact "I'm Crazy For You / Me Flame of Love" by the same label.

At the end of the 1970s, the group ended its activities. In 1984, with the revitalization of the rock in Brazil, the group returned to the activities, only with Luiz Carlos of the original formation. In that period, the group only did concerts playing their old repertoire and did not release new albums....................

Luis Carlos Pôrto – vocals
Gabriel O’Meara – guitar, viola
Carlinhos Scart – bass
Geraldo D’Arbilly – drums
Constant Piapineanu – piano, 12 strings viola (2), organ, guitar (4)
Os Meninos De Deus – choir (3)
José Roberto Bertrami – synthesizer (3)
Zé Da Gaita – harmonica (4, 6)
Carlos Garça – drums (5)
Tony – vocals (5)
Ariovaldo – percussion (6)
Carlinhos, Gengibre & Geraldo – percussion (7) 

1 Sou Louco Por Voce 3:64
2 Nao Fique Triste 2:57
3 Me Chama De Amor 6:17
4 So Agora 3:43
5 Eu Nao Sei De Nada 6:28
6 Blues 6:51
7 Lucifer 3:29
8 Boca Louca 3:35
9 Caseca Feita 4:05
10 Em Busca Do Tempo Perdido 4:03 

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